(GoRealNewsNow.com) – BREAKING NEWS NOW: Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has been fully cleared to return to playing football, according to general manager Brandon Beane. This update comes 3½ months after Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on January 2.
Hamlin has been attending voluntary workouts with the Bills this week after seeing his last specialist on Friday.
Beane expressed his confidence in Hamlin’s readiness to return, saying, “He’s fully cleared, he’s here, and he is of the mindset; he’s in a great head space to come back and make his return.”
Since then, Hamlin has consulted with various specialists who have unanimously agreed on his ability to return to football.
In an interview with Michael Strahan, Hamlin expressed his hope to return to the field, stating, “Eventually. That’s always the goal, like I said, as a competitor…But I’m allowing that to be in God’s hands. I’m just thankful he gave me a second chance.”
Bills coach Sean McDermott emphasized that the team will continue to support Hamlin’s mental health as well.
Recently, Hamlin visited Washington, D.C., to promote bipartisan legislation, Access to AEDs, which aims to increase the availability of automated external defibrillators on school campuses. He also met with President Joe Biden at the White House.
The NFL has initiated the Smart Heart Sports Coalition, a collaborative effort to advocate for policies preventing fatal outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest among high school athletes. The coalition intends to pass legislation at the state level and implement these policies within the next three years.
Hamlin has also received the NFLPA’s highest honor, the Alan Page Community Award, for his work helping others. His Chasing M’s Foundation raised over $9 million for a toy drive shortly after his hospitalization.
Bills teammate Von Miller praised Hamlin, saying, “It’s just good when great things happen to great people…He’s taken full advantage of the opportunity that God has given him.”
Hamlin was recognized alongside the medical and athletic training staff of the Bills, Bengals, and some staff from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center at the NFL Honors and on the field before Super Bowl LVII.
Beane shared his excitement for Hamlin’s return, emphasizing the importance of his health and the incredible nature of his comeback journey.
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